Need a fancy festive plate in a hurry? We’ve got your back! Here are seven fast and fabulous Christmas platter ideas to whip up in next to no time with no Masterchef skills required. Oh Holy Night, what a relief, right? RIGHT.

Perfect for those times when you have friends pop by or receive an invite to a spontaneous BBQ or drinks and nibbles night, these Christmas platters and festive plates can be rustled together with some careful ingredients (many pantry items!) and only a little bit of fuss.

Ready to wow your mates with an epic festive plate or two? Head this way!

7 Fun and Fabulous Christmas Platter Ideas to Whip Up in a Flash…

1. The antipasto wreath Christmas platter

Christmas platter
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Olives, cheese, cherry tomatoes and more, this is an extravaganza of portioned antipasto delights! If you have cocktail sticks (or short skewers) and a rosemary bush (or your neighbours do), you can have yourself a fabulous and delicious festive wreath! SO. MUCH. FUN. Heck, you could even pull it off without the rosemary!


2. A Kiwi fruit tree Christmas platter

Christmas platter
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Everyone loves kiwi fruit, right? RIGHT. Create a kiwi fruit Christmas tree and then add some delicious, fruity decorations and you’re all set. See here for even more fruit-filled festive plate ideas: 9 Ways to Get Festive with Fruit this Christmas.


3. The Caprese candy cane

Christmas platter
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We’re not ready to leave the cheese and veggie combo behind just yet. This five-ingredient Caprese candy cane has been an absolute hit this Christmas and it’s easy to see why. ANYONE can make it, no matter your skill level!


4. A fairy bread Christmas tree festive plate

Christmas platter, fairy bread tree recipe
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This is the EASIEST festive plate you’ll ever see – and one that the kids will go crazy for, a fairy bread Christmas tree! A loaf of bread, sprinkles and butter is all that is needed for you to hit this home run!


5. The sweetest grazing board Christmas platter

Christmas platter
Source: Instagram / Aint Too Proud To Meg

There are grazing board prizes to be won in the confectionery and biscuit aisles at the supermarket folks! Pick your colour theme and shop the colours to make an epic grazing board FULL of sugary Christmas spirit, just like this fabulous festive plate. #nailedit


6. The last-minute festive tree share plate

Christmas platter
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Got crackers, fruit and a few random bits and bobs in your fridge crisper? Congratulations you have yourself a Christmas tree platter! In fact, you could even make a tree JUST from crackers and put a tub of dip on the side. EASY PEASY.


7. Say Merry Christmas with Nutella Christmas platter

Nutella pull-apart Christmas tree Christmas platter
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It’s truly a festival of Christmas trees! If it’s something extra sweet you’re after, be sure to check out our Nutella Christmas tree post – it’s an absolute winner (and FANCY!)!

There you have it, folks, seven awesome and easy Christmas recipes to create the perfect Christmas platters to share with family and friends this festive season. Do you prefer a sweet or savoury platter and do any of these tickle your festive fancy enough to want to give them a go yourself? Let us know in the comments!


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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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